Services

SERVICES

Trade and cross-border services

  • We legally advise and represent Austrian and foreign companies with regards to their professional activities in Austria.
  • We inform on the administrative settings applicable to companies and their professional activities in Austria („compliance“).
  • We provide comprehensive counsel on the administrative, public-law aspects of your professional activities, including the legal requirements for the employment of foreign employees and that requisite obligations with regards to notifications and documentation (e.g. regarding salaries).

Due to our year-long experience, we have compiled a short summary of the administrative, public-law settings for professional activities in Austria.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or requests regarding our services in the context of public trade la wand the employment of foreign employees in Austria!

Our services in the field of public law

  • Advise and representation

    We advise and represent your company established in Austria in preparation to access to the market and running performance of commercial and trade activities.

    Our services include, inter alia,

    • assessment of the legal qualifications/registrations necessary for a commercial or trade activity, performance of a contract or a certain project in Austria,
    • assessment of the variety of services legally possible with a certain qualification/registration and the additional, „attached“ services attributable to other trades that may be performed with this qualification/registration without another registration,
    • registration of a trade or service,
    • proceedings for official recognition of individual qualifications,
    • appointment of a qualified trade manager or authorized agent,
    • advise on trades performed on an industrial scale,
    • registration of a company in the Austrian Trade Union’s system,
    • advise and representation referring to trade or industrial sites.

    If your company is located in a so-called third country, i.e. a country outside the European Union, or in another member state of the European Union/European Economic Area and plans to expand to the Austrian market, you should primarily explore the specific legal settings and regulatory framework for professional commercial/trade activities in order to avoid (in parts: severe) fines and regulatory measures, pertaining up to the total prohibition of commercial/trade activity in Austria.

  • Access to the Austrian market

    We will gladly conduct your access to the Austrian market. Preventively, i.e. in order to avoid fines and other sanctions, we assist you in taking the relevant precautions, e.g.

    • check the legally required qualifications and notifications,
    • care for the prior authorization or nostrification of qualifications, certificates and other proofs of commercial/trade activities in other EU/EER member states,
    • initiate and conduct proceedings to assess equivalence of your trade registrations/qualifications in another member state of the EU or EER with the necessary qualification in Austria,
    • proceedings to determine your individual qualifications for trade registration in Austria,
    • registration of a trade or other commercial or professional activity in Austria,
    • notification of trade or other commercial or professional activity into the public services register at the Austrian Ministry of Economy,
    • appointment of trade managers or so-called authorized agents,
    • establishment of subsidiaries in Austria,
    • acquisition of the requisite residence permits, e.g. red-white-red card for self-employed individuals.

    We care so that you may perform your commercial activities and pursue your business interests in Austria with legal reliability and without the risk of offenses against regulatory settings!

  • Advise and representation in proceedings

    If the public authorities have already initiated investigations or fined your company e.g. for commercial activities without prior registration, or initiated proceedings to prohibit your company‘s activities, we will comprehensively advise and represent you, e.g. by

    • intervention at the commercial and investigating authorities,
    • composing the requested statements and submissions in the pending proceedings,
    • legal remedies against decisions/orders (complaints, appeals),
    • efficient representation in ongoing proceedings at the first instance and into proceedings following an appeal.

    Our goal is to effectively plead for the suspension or the penalty proceedings, induce a reduction of the fines or induce the annulment of a prohibition of commercial activities.

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Our services

in the field of employment of foreigners, prevention of wages‘ and social dumping, and labor secondments to Austria

  • Advise and representation of your company

    We will gladly advise you in the context of employment of foreign employees or secondments of foreign employees to Austria.

    Our legal advice and representation in this field includes

    • application proceedings for permits,
    • application proceedings for red-white-red cards (for highly qualified individuals or other key workers),
    • application proceedings for visa, residence permits and residence titles for foreign employees,
    • counsel on compliance with and the prevention of infringements of Austrian Foreign Employment Act and the Wages and Social Dumping Prevention Act,
    • storage of relevant documentation for inspections in the context of employment of foreigners and secondments.

    Make sure that your company is well-informed about its obligations under the Austrian Foreign Employment Act and the Wages and Social Dumping Prevention Act!

  • Advise and representation in proceedings

    In case a public authority is already initiated investigations or administrative proceedings for offenses against the Austrian Foreign Employment Act and the Wages and Social Dumping Prevention Act, we inter alia offer the following legal services:

    • intervention at the competent investigating authorities,
    • composing the requested statements and submissions in the pending proceedings,
    • legal remedies against decisions/orders (complaints, appeals),
    • efficient representation in ongoing proceedings at the first instance and into proceedings following an appeal.

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